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CSAFE 2020 All Hands Meeting

The 2020 All Hands Meeting was held May 12 and 13, 2020 and served as the closing to the last 5 years of CSAFE research and focused on kicking off
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Crime Lab Proficiency Testing and Quality Management

In the wake of recent reports documenting the vulnerability of forensic science methodologies to human error (e.g., NAS, 2009; PCAST, 2016), the field has sometimes pointed to proficiency testing as
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DNA Mixture Interpretation: Thoughts and Lessons Learned from a NIST Scientific Foundation Review

In the process of working on a NIST Scientific Foundation Review on DNA mixture interpretation over the past two years, our team has gathered and studied the scientific literature on
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An Overview of CSAFE’s Publically Available Datasets

Forensic scientists and researchers can now directly implement CSAFE data into their laboratory work. CSAFE forensic databases are publically available and can be utilized to test current analysis techniques, design
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Bloodstain analysis

Feature-based analysis of bloodstain patterns

A key task in the analysis of bloodstain pattern analysis is to identify the mechanism by which the stains were created.   Examples include impact, gunshot, castoff, and expiration.  This webinar
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Pattern Evidence Research in CSAFE-An Update

CSAFE is a NIST Center of Excellence in Forensic Science. A large portion of CSAFE’s research portfolio is on what is known as pattern evidence, which encompasses any evidence that
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Implementing Blind Proficiency Testing

This CSAFE Center Wide webinar was presented on July 18, 2019 by Dr. Robin Mejia, CSAFE researcher at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Mejia provided presentation slides. Presentation Description: Blind proficiency
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Identifying Digital Evidence from Android Devices via Static and Dynamic Analysis

This CSAFE Center Wide webinar was presented on June 25, 2019 by Dr. Yong Guan, CSAFE researcher at Iowa State University. Presentation Description: The over 50 app stores across the
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How Jurors Evaluate Fingerprint Evidence

This CSAFE Center Wide webinar was presented on April 2, 2019 by Brandon Garrett, CSAFE researcher and the L. Neil Williams Professor of Law at Duke University. Brandon Garrett has
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Similarity of Two-Dimensional Images: An application to the forensic comparison of shoe outsole impressions

This CSAFE Center Wide webinar was presented on March 11, 2019 by Dr. Soyoung Park, CSAFE Post Doctoral researcher at Iowa State University. Dr. Park has provided presentation slides.  
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